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How does X1950Pro compare to 7950GT?

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To those who have an opinion, what do you think? I'm talking at 1600X1200 in FS9. Tom's says no contest in FSX.Thanks,K

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Hi Kay, my take is they're on par more or less. However - there always is a however :-) - GPU memory frequencies should be weighed in the equation. If the Radeon is 550-600MHz and the Geforce is 450, it's maybe a no brainer why one card would perform better than the other? Be careful and make sure you don't get a ca 450MHz GF7950 if you go Geforce. Hope this adds to thoughts, kind regards Jaap

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>Hi Kay, my take is they're on par more or less. >>However - there always is a however :-) - GPU memory>frequencies should be weighed in the equation. If the Radeon>is 550-600MHz and the Geforce is 450, it's maybe a no brainer>why one card would perform better than the other? Be careful>and make sure you don't get a ca 450MHz GF7950 if you go>Geforce. >>Hope this adds to thoughts, kind regards >>Jaap OK. I was wondering how the 7950 could be so superior. If I can find a high clock speed 7950, I will grab it.Thanks,Kay

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Hi Kay, EVGA has a couple of 'superclocked' models AFAIK. Personally, I just can't be bothered with Nvidia at the moment, their driver support is catastrophic. Despite some rendering issues with Radeons (perhaps check the last couple of posts in the 'Antialiasing-thread'?), it's nice to know there are monthly driver updates. A GF8800/320MB would be a good choice too for FS9. Kind regards Jaap

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>Hi Kay, EVGA has a couple of 'superclocked' models AFAIK. >>Personally, I just can't be bothered with Nvidia at the>moment, their driver support is catastrophic. Despite some>rendering issues with Radeons (perhaps check the last couple>of posts in the 'Antialiasing-thread'?), it's nice to know>there are monthly driver updates. >>A GF8800/320MB would be a good choice too for FS9. >>Kind regards >>Jaap Thanks Jaap. I had to choose between a 256mb BFG retail unit and a 512mb EVGA oem for $20 less or the 1950 Pro. I went the OEM route and it screams compared to my 6800GT. I'll mess with the drivers like everyone else does. I'll let you know what happens.Kay

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Hi Jaap:Well, after about two weeks of fooling around with the 7950, I started fretting a little about the fact that it is an OEM and even though I got a great deal, my vendor said bring it back within 15 days and he will take it back, because so many people will buy it. So I did and picked up a 1950 Pro. The image is beautiful and all, but now I'm lusting after a 8800GTS. I know you initially said it was vicious overkill, what has you leaning towards it now? Kay

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